Friday, 7 March 2014

On owning Vallejo paint

As I re-enter the hobby I left 18 years ago, I'm building up my collection of Vallejo Game Colors and Model Color paints (find them at your FLGS or on Amazon).

As I pick up new colors there are two things I do to the paint bottles on arriving at home:

  1. Scotchâ„¢ Tape the paint label.
  2. Shake and place a single drop of the color in the depression on the top of the bottle.

In the former I find, and it is oft reported, that whatever Vallejo uses for ink in the label tends to flake off after extensive exposure to skin oils. The tape prevents this and keeps the label like new.

In the latter, it just helps with recognition of the color when looking down on them in the shoe box.

Posted by caffeinated at 2:40 PM in d10
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